Georgia Tech Football: Profiling 4-Star OL Commit Shamire Devine

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Georgia Tech Football: Profiling 4-Star OL Commit Shamire Devine
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The Yellow Jackets picked up a big-time offensive line commitment on Wednesday night when East Point junior Shamire Devine became the third verbal of Paul Johnson's 2013 recruiting class.   

Devine is a 4-star prospect with plenty of size and a great academic background who picked Georgia Tech over Florida State due to its engineering program, according to what he told Michael Carvell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I picked Georgia Tech over Florida State, and I really don’t know who the third guy was. Florida State was ranked in the Top 10 in computers, while Georgia Tech was in the top three. So I chose the school with the best academics. I don’t really care about the football part. I just want the best degree I can get, as far as the field I want to study. That’s Georgia Tech.” 

The Tri-Cities High School junior comes in at 6'6" and 360 pounds.  According to his Rivals.com profile he has a 315 max bench press and a 475 max squat.  

Devine had a bucket of big-time offers, mostly from the ACC and SEC, and even Southern Cal.  Besides front-runner FSU, he passed up offers from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and Mississippi State.  

In a move that usually gets under the skin of Paul Johnson, Devine plans to make two more stops on his recruiting tour according to the AJC.  

“One of the visits will be to the UK [Kentucky] because they were the first school to offer me a scholarship. I’m also going to Florida State because I promised them I would.” 

Scout.com currently has the Atlanta native in the Top 20 nationally on the offensive front and made note of his handle on balance and body control.  

"DeVine moves and bends very well for an offensive lineman with his size," says Chad Simmons of Scout.com's Southeast Recruiting Team.  "His arm length is good, he is light on his feet, and he consistently displays good balance and body control. He does need to work on his technique, holding his blocks, and continue to add strength to his frame in both lower and upper-body. He has a lot of potential, he has size you cannot coach, and has a lot of tools that will attract college coaches."

If this commitment holds until signing day, Devine's size and run-block ability will certainly be a welcomed addition to Johnson's option attack.  

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